in: International Studies on Natural and Engineering Sciences, Aydın Ruşen,Sadık Alper Yıldızel, Editor, Gece Publishing, Ankara, pp.148-159, 2020
It is known very well that hydropower energy is a type of the most important
renewable energy in the world, and of course its positive impacts on the
environment should not be ignored.
However large dams provide great and reliable power supply and benefits for
irrigation and flood protection, but they require high cost and can cause some
environmental problems. In this case, small hydro energy capacity is
considered that to be an important role on Turkish economy and
Hydroelectric energy has an important place in energy sector is generated
from 26 main Basins in Turkey. Sakarya Basin is one of the most important
water resource in Turkey. However, hydroelectric energy production by
utilizing these rivers has not reached the desired level yet in the basin.
In this study, hydro energy potential has been determined in the Sakarya
Basin by using trend analysis. While it is applied trend analysis Mann
Kendall Test, Spearman’s Rho Test, Sen’s Slope formulas are used with
Delphi 7.0 programming in this study also.